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people have to ask themselves, is the reason governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? >> what we're seeing right now in my view is a trickle-down government approach which thinks that government can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams. >> it's thursday, october 4th, and "starting point" begins right now. >> good morning! welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning is the morning after debate night in america. both candidates are on the campaign trail today, again, after the first of three presidential debates, the first one, of course, in denver last night. president obama and mitt romney going toe to toe on critical issues, like the economy and health care. and by most accounts, it was mitt romney who emerged the victor. lots of debate analysis ahead on "starting point." we'll be talking live with john mccain of arizona and rand paul of kentucky. from team obama, we'll be speaking with martin o'malley and campaign spokeswoman, jen psaki. plus, obama's former economic adviser, austan goolsbee. first, though, a look a
president obama, mitt romney tackling foreign policy in their final debate. getting in their parting shots, as well. >> in the 1980s are now cowing to ask for their foreign policy back. >> i'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to russia or mr. putin. >> with exactly two weeks till election day, who has the edge now? we're holding the candidates to their statements and checking the facts, as well, and taking a look at most talked about moments. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed. >> i'm a son of detroit. i was born in detroit. my dad was head of a car company. i like american cars. >> complete analysis for us with ohio senator rob portman, ambassador nicolas burns and massachusetts senator john kerry. it's tuesday, october 23rd. and "starting point" begins right now. we're coming to you live from boca raton in florida. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. we're coming to you from boca raton in florida. our "starting point" this morning, a more forceful president obama, a more measured mitt romn
" this morning, a more forceful president obama, a more measured mitt romney. last night's foreign policy debate here in florida, right here, in fact, is in the books now. and when it was over, a cnn/orc poll of debate watchers favored the president over mr. romney, 48% to 40%. let's get right to senior congressional correspondent dana bash who was watching that debate. good morning. >> good morning. look, we know this entire election year debates have really mattered. but this one was a little bit tricky because it's about foreign policy. that's not high on the priority list for voters. so each candidate really tried to make it a test of leadership. especially the president. >> reporter: mitt romney came wanting voters to see him as commander in chief. the commander in chief came determined to make sure that didn't happen. >> i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy. but, every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> reporter: time and time again the president's harsh criticism dripped with sarcasm. >> a few months ago when you were asked what's the
the president stood toe-to-toe with mitt romney. the two candidates kind of slugging it out in what was sometimes a very tense town hall-style debate. very tense considering it was a town hall-style debate. here's how the nation scored it when it was over. a cnn/orc poll of registered voters who watched the debate gave the decision to the president, 46% to 39%. who said it was mitt romney who won. senior congressional correspondent dana bash is with us this morning. who's literally gotten no sleep. three out of four voters felt that the president exceeded their expectations way different from the last time around. >> way different. and you and i have witnessed it, watched it together, in the room. and there's no question that the president came to play. mitt romney came to play, also, and that resulted in a crackling clash. you may think the debate in front of undeclared, persuadable voters, would produce polite performances. >> on government land -- >> no it isn't. >> reporter: think again. in at times this town hall looked like a schoolyard brawl. >> not true, governor romney. >>
. for romney it will be talking about the president's failed promises and perhaps a preview of that we saw yesterday with the help of vice president biden while he was out on the campaign trail. he was describing how middle class americans will be hurt under mitt romney. and then he sort of put -- framed their plight over the last four years this way. >> this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising taxes with these tax cuts? >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. of course the middle class has been buried. they're being buried by regulations. they're being buried by taxes. they're being buried by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: romney campaign put together a conference call to draw attention, more focus to the comm
" this morning. a few moments of civility in the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney all smiles last night at the annual al smith charity dinner, which took place in new york. both managed to get in a few zingers, as well. most of them tame. some of them a little bit edgy. listen. >> as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet room, with everyone in white tie and finery, you have to wonder what he's thinking. so little time, so much to redistribute. >> after my foreign trip in 2008 i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our allies overseas. and i have to say i'm impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. >> the dinner came just two days after that tense debate between the president and mr. romney. he'll face off again in a debate on monday. that presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. coming up this morning going to talk more about that dinner, also talk about some brand-new polling that's out. we'll speak with congressman randy forbes. also former governors ted strickland and george pataki, as well. first, though w
at me like a cannonball. more pressure because mitt romney put such a great performance that the bar is pretty high. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the white house and said, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >>> and breaking a record, new orleans saints quarterback drew brees passes a major milestone and enters the record books. monday, october 8th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. happy columbus day. kind of feels like new year's day across the country. our starting point this morning is the bone-chilling temperatures. a cold snap is gripping roughly two-thirds of the country. dozens of cities saw record lows over the weekend. the midwest in an early deep freeze including in sioux city, iowa, where they're bottoming out at 15 degrees. alexandria steele is live in the extreme weather center. good morning. >> good morning to you, soledad. it certainly is cold around the country. all right, yesterday alone, 170 record low high temperatures, meaning the
"starting point" this morning is a bit of an about-face for mitt romney. new this morning, the gop candidate is walking back those controversial remarks about the 47%. now he saying he was, quote, completely wrong. listen. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question is and answers sessions, now and then you will say something that doesn't come out right. i said somethi that's just completely wrong. and i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. and that's been demonstrated throughout my life. this whole campaign is about the 100%. when i become president it will be about helping the 100%. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins from us washington, d.c., this morning. i thought it was interesting. he has just come off of a great debate performance and his campaign is completely rejuvenated. and now in a way it is like we are circling back to the 47% which, frankly the president didn't even bring up in that debate. what do you make of that? >> that's right. you know what's interesting is according to "the new yo
of denver. there is president obama and mitt romney preparing to go face-to-face for 90 minutes with the presidency hanging in the balance. >> most americans head to the polls in five weeks. but by that time, an estimated 30% of the country will have already voted. >> early voting gets under way this morning in the battleground state of ohio, and the not so battleground state of nebraska. that means ballots are already being cast in ten states across the country. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is with us this morning. paul, more and more voters get a chance to go to the polls early. why is this so important? >> it is interesting, because what happens if a big development happens in this first debate or even some of the other debates and you've already cast your ballot and you want to change your mind. too late. most of the people who are voting early in these states are die-hards. ohio starting today. they're the second battleground state to start early. iowa, christine you know something about that. so it is interesting about a third of the country voted in one way, shap
the campaign trail hard. mitt romney and president obama are on a campaign blitz, trying to win over the undecided voters. >> i believe in you! i need you to keep believing in me. >> i need your help. we're going to take back america and keep it the hope of the earth. thank you! >> reporter: this as key swing states, one, specifically, changing its color. >>> why he quit. the former goldman sachs banker who made waves with his public bombshell resignation letter will join us live this morning. he says the company is morally bankrupt. they say he's disgruntled. >>> an unbelievable feat on the diamond with three incredible home runs. pablo sandoval helps the giants tame the tigers in game one of the world series. will detroit even things up tonight? and her tv career has spanned decades. melissa joan hart will join us live to talk about her latest projects. it's thursday, october 25th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning, the high -stakes struggle for eight must-win swing states. the president obama and governor romney tappin
hours, president obama, mitt romney, will be on that stage in those chairs, they'll be facing off for foreign policy. it will be their third and final debate. 15 days until the nation votes. and this could be shaping up to be one of the most critical events before that vote, because a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll, which was conducted after the second debate, shows the two rivals are locked in this absolute dead heat. let's get right to white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's in boca already this morning. brianna, good morning. >> hi, good morning to you, soledad. that's right. when you look at that poll, 47-47. neck and neck, that's what this is telling us. still a neck and neck race. margin of error there about 3 1/2 points, and also continuing kind of the trend that we've seen in recent weeks which is a shift towards mitt romney. a couple of important things to point out that we're learning from this poll. one, when you look at women, president obama still has a sizable lead, 51-43%. you say, oh, that's obviously eight points. that's pretty sizable. but actually th
romney square off in denver for the first of three critical debates. president's being prepped in nevada today. and the gop challenger has some ground to make up because a brand-new "washington post"/abc news poll this morning has the president leading by two percentage points among likely voters. it's not unusual for candidates to try to lower expectations in the days leading up to dedebate. republicans have been playing up the president's eloquence, ever since last week. but it seems somebody forgot to tell new jersey governor chris christie, because he was setting the bar high for mr. romney. listen. >> he's going to come in wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, he's going to contrast what his view is with what the president's record is, the president's view for the future and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> upside down is what he says. in just a few minutes we're going to be talking about wednesday night's debate and the president's preparations with brad woodhouse, communications director for the democratic national committee. f
, mitt romney's binders full of women comment. it's kind of taken on a life of its own. how accurate was the statement about hiring women? will that hurt him or help him with the female vote? >>> also, a new face. the incredible reconstructive surgery that's given this man a second chance at life. you won't believe what the "before" photos look like. we'll talk this morning to the doctors who led the transplant team. >>> is and is this question appropriate in a debate? >> miss long, have you read "50 shades of grey"? >> wow, they both turned red on that question. it's our "get real" this morning. it's our thursday, october 18th, and "starting point" beginnings right now. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. we're hoping to learn more this morning about this man. let's show his picture. she's 21 years old. his name is quazi nafis. he's under arrest, accused of trying to bomb the federal reserve bank of new york. he's from bangladesh, he was in the country on a student visa, studying cybersecurity at southwest state university. the "new york daily news" reports that friends there who
, kentucky. that's where it's going to happen. new polls out to talk about. they show that the romney/ryan team is gaining ground where they need it the most, in the swing states. romney is closing the gap in ohio and pulling ahead by a point in virginia. mitt romney is in front in another swing state, colorado. let's get right to cnn's dana ba bash. she's already in kentucky with nap good morning, dana. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. well, paul ryan knows full well the pressure is on him to keep the momentum you just illustrated going. and he's actually been preparing, effectively, i'm told, since the day he was picked by mitt romney. reading, studying as much as he can. he's been doing mock debates with his sparring partner, who is a former solicitor general, the renowned litigator, ted olsen, with hotels from oregon to florida. i spoke to him exclusively, soledad, about his prep and it is pretty clear that this kind of preparation is nothing new for him. telling you what a source i spoke with about how you prepare for hunting. you wash your clothes in unscented detergent, show
. >>> the women behind the candidates also on the stump. ann romney sits down to talk to the women of "the view." mitt romney bowed out of that opportunity. and mrs. obama sits down on "live! with kelly and michael" to talk about the spouses of the debate. >> i compared it to the olympic parents watching their kids on that balance beam. like, oh, you know. lots of clenching. >> you have to be conscious, because the camera's always on you. so in yore head, you've got to be going, get 'em, baby! get 'em! yeah, that's my man! >>> the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis that has claimed four more lives, a total of 19 deaths. 247 people across 15 states have been sickened. the outbreak has been traced to contaminated pain steroid made by a massachusetts pharmaceutical company. federal officials are investigating after raiding the company's facility on tuesday. >>> a deadly outbreak of e. coli in north carolina has been traced to a county fair. at least 61 people, including three dozen children became sick. health officials say one child has now died. they believe the source of this outbreak is
it a statistical dead heat. battleground states now. the poll has mitt romney ahead of the president by two points, essentially tied. while the abc/"washington post" poll shows the president with a five-point lead in the battleground states. both campaigns looking forward to the debate tomorrow night. tackling president obama's lucklaster performance, as well. listen. >> he knew when he walked up that stage, and he also knew as he's watched the tape of that debate that he's got to be more energetic. i think you'll see somebody who's very passionate about the choice that our country faces. and putting that choice in front of voters. >> this is a big choice election, and the fact is what we saw is, even if he changes his style, and whatever political tactics the president settles on as being in his best interest for this debate, he can't change his record and he can't change his policies. >> coming up in just a few minutes we're going to dig into the poll numbers. talk about what's at stake tomorrow night with former mccain 2008 presidential campaign adviser mark mckinnon will be our guest. first jo
to death. police say it was the nanny. >>> and controversy this morning over a romney campaign adviser's comments. here's what he said. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that was an endorsement based on issues. >> it's friday october 26th, "starting point" begins right now. our starting point this morning is hurricane sandy. it's targeting the northeast, threatening to become what they call a perfect storm. from new england to virginia, as far inland as ohio, already people are being warned to get ready. it's a rare atmospheric condition that has forecasters fearing that sandy could collide with the east coast sometime early next week and that would make it a devastating superstorm. the hurricane's already done tons of damage. 11 people dead in cuba. sandy ripping off the roofs of homes, flattening other homes al to the. the storm killed one person in jamaica. nine other people killed in haiti. heavy rains from the storm's outer bands have unleashed devastating flooding. although the hurricane is still several days away from the united states east coas
is the rematch. in just about 14 hours president obama, mitt romney, will square off in the second presidential debate. it's going to take place here. the debate hall on the campus of long island's hofstra university. going to be a town hall-style event, moderated by our very own candy crowley. candidates taking direct questions from a group of uncommitted voters. cnn's dan lothian is live for us at hofstra this morning. dan, good morning. >> good morning. and you talked about those uncommitted voters. about 80 of them will be in the audience, and from that group they'll be the ones asking the questions based on the coin toss governor mitt romney will get the first question. now, as you know, the president will be working very hard to try and recover from that first debate performance. he spent the last three days in williamsburg, virginia, preparing, prepping for this debate, surrounded by mostly the same team that he had going in to the first debate, with the exception of ben rose, one of his national security advisers. according to some of president obama's top campaign aides the president w
tax than governor romney pays in his fed cal income tax. >> reporter: before the debate, cnn was told paul ryan's team anticipated biden being aggressive where the president was not. especially on mitt romney's infamous 47% remark. >> mr. romney's a good man. >> reporter: ryan was ready with a well-practiced retort. >> with respect to that quote, i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. >> biden's recovery plan for a demoralized democratic base was not just in what he said but what he did. >> in spate of their opposition -- >> oh, gosh. >> the president was criticized for not interrupting. biden jumped in constantly. >> as a result of this -- >> it's not -- >> what we're saying. >> but -- >> mr. vice president. >> the president was slammed for nodding as romney spoke. >> biden used the split screen to give a running commentary of disapproval. with his facial expressions. ryan had a zinger ready for all that, too. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i t
by the pew research center has governor romney leading president obama by four points. that poll conducted after the presidential debate. in this poll more voters identify themselves as republicans. last month they said they were democrats. that's when the president was up by eight points. the latest gallup tracking poll gives the president a five-point lead. this was conducted before and after the debate though his lead did tick up yesterday. president obama in a mitt romney will campaign in ohio today, a key battleground state. we have some live pictures to show you from athens, greece. that's where protests are taking place as german chancellor angela merkel visits. she's despised in greece as most consider her as the architect and enforcer of drastic cuts imposed on greece by the european union. protesters took to the streets early. hundreds of police are on stand by. greek government officials will attempt to pass another $17 billion in austerity cuts to qualify for more bailout money. >>> another big story we're following this morning, a record setting jump on hold for now. felix bau
>>> starting point this morning. president obama and governor romney run with just literally 13 days left. they're zeroed in on a handful of states that could make all the difference. president kicking off a two-day campaign marathon beginning with a rally in davenport, iowa. then off to denver, colorado, then a stop at l.a. for a taping of the tonight show, then finally a late-night event in las vegas. governor romney's campaign events today in reno, nevada, cedar rapids iowa. dana bash is following the fight to the finish. good morning. >> what you're saying right now on the campaign trail is these candidates with their closing arguments trying to do something that's not so easy. appeal to the small sliver of undecided voters that are still out there. but also, rev up the base. and so you're seeing kind of a -- in some ways a contradictory message from each of them. but they're hoping that they reach their targets. listen to some examples. >> four more years like the last four years would continue to have a president playing hide and seek trying to find a plan to get the econo
to our top stories. john berman has that first. >> a lot of news this morning. mitt romney enjoying a nice bounce in the buckeye state. look at the brand new cnn/orc poll of likely voters in ohio after the first presidential debate. the president's lead there shrinking to four points. that is well within the margin of error. that makes the race for 18 electoral votes a statistically dead heat. before the debate some polls had the president ahead by ten points, i should say barack obama only beat john mccain in ohio by four points. i think they would take a four-point win there, no problem. mitt romney's not flip-flopping on big bird after he promised to cut fund for pbs. the obama camp went on the attack accusing the republican nominee of trying to kill the prop particular sesame street character. here's what he told wolf blitzer last night 12k3w4r big bird is going to be just fine. sesame street is a wonderful enterprise. cnn does not get funding but somehow y'all stay on the air. i just think that pbs will be able to make it on its own just like every one of the other stations and
of this storm. as you mentioned, soledad, he will be joined by a republican mitt romney supporter, actually, governor chris christie. and the governor said this is not about politics. this is time to get new jersey back on its feet. six people died here. 2.6 million people lost power because of this storm. president obama took three days off of the campaign trail because of the storm, and now he really has to straddle that fine line of coming here to console families, to look at all this devastation, while trying not to make it look overtly like a photo-op. so certainly it will be interesting to hear what he has to say, and that image of him with republican governor chris christie later here this afternoon. soledad? >> i have to imagine both will say this is not the time for politics, this is a time for rescuing those who need to be rescued and rebuilding those who lost everything. thank you, sandra. we're going to be talking with newark, new jersey mayor cory booker. a look at some of the other stories making news. >> breaking news this morning. these are pictures you're going to be lookin
the storm. and both mitt romney and president obama had already canceled campaign stops in virginia, as well. for the first time in 40 years, the des moines register has endorsed a republican for president. the newspaper's editorial board admitting it struggled with its decision, ultimately deciding on mitt romney because he, quote, offers a fresh economic vision. the registered board goes on to say, voters should give mitt romney a chance to correct the nation's fiscal course, and to implode the partisan gridlock that has shackled washington and the rest of america. >>> and early voting is under way in a lot of states, but in maryland it has been canceled, for today at least, due to the hurricane. virginia's governor said his state will do what it can to make sure that voters can get to the polls, despite sandy's impact. which may include power outages. >>> and it is a great day to be a giants fan. san francisco beat the detroit tigers last night to complete a four-game world series sweep. it's their second title in three years. pablo sand val was the series mvp. the city will honor the cha
it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> welcome back, everybody. lots of breaking news to get to in the wake of superstorm sandy as she made landfall late last night. let's walk you through what is happening here. we know in bergen county, new jersey, there are three towns that are at risk. people being evacuated off the homes in moonachie, a trailer park there, apparently, folks are tweeting pictures to us. and i want to share some of those pictures with you. it got between four and five feet of water in moonachie. also carlstadt and little ferry the other two towns affected. and people have been plucked out of their second floor windows or off the top of their trailer home -- trailer park homes. they're being rescued at this hour by rescuers who are putting boats and high water vehicle out there to try to save people. this has been going on, apparently the levee breach happened around midnight and th
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